The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (also referred to as FERPA or the Buckley Amendment) limits the information that the University can disclose about an adult student without the student’s permission. Students who are 18 years of age or older are considered legal adults; therefore, faculty and staff members will not, as a general rule, discuss academic progress with parents, guardians, or family members of students without the student’s permission. For more information visit the Registrar website on FERPA guidelines.
If a student would like a parent, guardian, or family member to have access to their grades, billing information, class schedule, or transcript, the student must grant that person Guest Access to view their student-records information on Banweb, the University's Student Information System. Once your student logs in to Banweb and provides the necessary information to grant you Guest Access, you can then create a Banweb username and password to log in and view your student's information. If you do not have access to the Internet, your student may grant you verbal authorization, which allows you to call the University to obtain their grades or other information available on Banweb.
A student may grant Guest Access to any or all of the following information:
- Electronic bill notification
- Tuition bill and associated holds
- Online bill pay (if applicable)
- Student's emergency contact information
- Financial aid awards
- Cost of attendance
- Unofficial academic transcripts
- Midterm grades
- Term-end grades
- Class schedules and course details
A parent, guardian or family member who has not been granted Guest Access by their student will not be able to access the above information. Instructions on how your student can set up Guest Access and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available online.